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Hypernatremia in the elderly

Stroke CVA

A stroke is a cerebrovascular accident that results in inadequate blood flow to part of the brain, starving it of oxygen and causing immediate and irreversible changes to the neurones. If affects 15...

Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia accounts for 25% of all dementias (the second most commen cause after Alzheimers. It is the cumulative effects of many small strokes - patients often have evidence of vascular path...

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Vaccines

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic gram-negative bacteria that lives in soil, water, and even in environments like hot tubs. For most healthy people, this bacteria seldom poses a problem. Pse...

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia CLL

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a disease in which mature lymphocytes become cancerous and gradually replace normal cells in lymph nodes. CLL mainly affects elderly males in North America and Europe...

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Stent Retrievers Stop Strokes in Their Tracks

New devices called stent retrievers are enabling physicians to benefit selected patients who suffer strokes caused by blood clots. The devices effectively stop strokes in their tracks. For the first t...

New guidelines recommend brain stents to fight strokes in certain patients

(Loyola University Health System) New devices called stent retrievers are enabling physicians to benefit selected patients who suffer strokes caused by blood clots. The devices effectively stop stroke...

New resources help healthcare providers understand, diagnose mystery strokes

A new guide helps healthcare professionals better understand and diagnose strokes of unknown cause. The free resource is part of an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association initiative in...

Cholesterol drugs may curb strokes among low-risk older adults

(Reuters Health) - Cholesterol-lowering drugs such as statins may reduce the risk of stroke in low-risk elderly patients, a French study suggests.

ED Visits for Strokes Decline While Imaging Rates Increase

As mortality rates for stroke have declined, so too have emergency department (ED) visits for ischemic strokes or transient ischemic strokes (TIAs). At the same time, however, more stroke patients in ...

Stroke care: Where you live makes a huge difference

Ischemic strokes, in which a vessel supplying blood to the brain is blocked, are the most common type of stroke, representing 87 percentof all strokes.

Caffeine may chip a couple strokes off golf score

(Reuters Health) - A moderate dose of caffeine may help combat fatigue and shave about two strokes off the scores of skilled collegiate players, according to a small study.

Road traffic noise linked to deaths, increased strokes

Living in an area with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy. Research has found a link between long-term exposure to road traffic noise and deaths, as well as a greater risk of stroke, partic...

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Symptoms of Insomnia and Sleep Duration and Their Association with Incident Strokes: Findings from the Population-Based MONICA/KORA Augsburg Cohort Study.

To examine the relationship between symptoms of insomnia and sleep duration and incident total (non-fatal plus fatal) strokes, non-fatal strokes, and fatal strokes in a large cohort of men and women f...

Comparative analysis of survival between elderly and non-elderly severe sepsis and septic shock resuscitated patients.

Objective To compare outcomes between elderly (≥65 years old) and non-elderly (

Sexual function after strokes.

Strokes are the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability worldwide. Thanks in part to better and more available diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, the vast majori...

In-Hospital Ischemic Stroke.

Between 2.2% and 17% of all strokes have symptom onset during hospitalization in a patient originally admitted for another diagnosis or procedure. These in-hospital strokes represent a unique populati...

Reproducibility and Sensitivity of the 6-Minute Stepper Test in Patients with COPD.

Abstract The aims of this study were to test the reproducibility of the 6-minute stepper test (6MST), and evaluate its accuracy in detecting improved functional capacity after pulmonary rehabilitation...

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